BRUSSELS, July 2, 2014 (Press Release) - Today the European Commission adopted the EU Circular Economy Package ("Towards a circular economy: A zero waste programme for Europe). The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) welcomes the inclusion of landfill bans for recyclables by the Commission, but regrets that the package omits six essential points including incineration restrictions.
1. Still no ban on incineration of recyclable paperRead more
BRUSSELS, July 3, 2014 (Press Release) - The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) released today its 2013 Key Statistics, drawing a clear picture of the industry's performance last year. The report includes data about production, consumption and the trade of pulp, paper and raw materials, as well as data on energy and environment.Read more
BRUSSELS, Jan. 8, 2014 (Press Release) -The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) launched their latest sustainability report at the European Paper Week in Brussels. The report results verify the exceptional concurrence of sustainability and competitiveness in the European pulp and paper industry. The industry is exemplary in creating value "made in Europe", focusing on innovation and resource efficiency, while advancing the bioeconomy.Read more
BRUSSELS, Dec. 10, 2013 (Press Release) - The European paper industry warmly welcomes today's decision by the European Parliament to block proposed legislation which would have had the effect of classifying waste paper as "recycled" paper before it has been recycled. This vote in Strasbourg will save more than 20,000 direct green jobs in the paper industry and an estimated additional 140,000 indirect jobs in Europe.Read more
A ground-breaking discovery: Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES), produced by plants, open the way to produce pulp at low temperatures and at atmospheric pressure. Using DES, any type of biomass could be dissolved into lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose with minimal energy, emissions and residues. They could also be used to recover cellulose from waste and dissolve ink residues in recovered paper.Read more